Michael V.'s debut film 'Family History' is coming to Netflix Philippines!
July 13 2021
July will be a big one for Netflix subscribers because on July 30, the debut film of the multi-talented Michael V. 'Family History' will be available on Netflix Philippines!
Released in 2019, the trending family drama movie served as the debut film of award-winning comedian, Michael V. The film tells the story of a simple family man named Alex Dela Cruz (Michael V.), whose perfect life is turned upside-down after he learns that his wife May (Dawn Zulueta) has cancer. Alex also has to face the heartbreaking truth that the love of his life also cheated on him.
'Family History' is bannered by multi-awarded Kapuso personality and content creator Michael V., and the highly-respected TV and movie star,Dawn Zulueta.
Also included in the star-studded cast are Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Paolo Contis, John Estrada, Nonie Buencamino, Ina Feleo, and Kakai Bautista.
GMA Artist Center talents Nikki Co, Mikoy Morales, Vince Gamad, and former child star Jemwell Ventinilla are part of the movie, as well.
Doing 'Family History' was a big learning experience for the accomplished Michael V.
In an interview, Michael V, who is also known in the industry as Direk Bitoy, advised future filmmakers to study the whole process of doing a movie, just like how he approached it.
He shared, “The best lesson or best advice that I can give you is to actually study.
“Pag-aralan ninyo kasi hindi basta-basta pinapasok itong filmmaking. Marami sa atin, hindi man lang nagka-crash course sa pagpasok sa paggawa ng pelikula.
“I would suggest na magkaroon ka ng mentor para talagang maituro sa iyo 'yung tamang paraan ng paggawa ng pelikula, hindi talaga basta-basta.”
After making a huge splash on the big screen two years ago, 'Family History' was honored at the 4th Guild of Educators, Mentors and Students (GEMS) Awards in February 2020 with the “Natatanging Pelikulang Pampamilya” special award.
When it was shown in cinemas, the movie was graded "B" by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
This family drama movie was a joint production of Mic Test Entertainment, Michael V. and his wife, Ms. Carol Bunagan's company, and GMA Pictures.